Composite Technician

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by nawaratne, May 7, 2012.

  1. nawaratne
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    nawaratne composite boatbuilder

    Hi ,
    Just over 25 years of composite engineering experience of building yachts small crafts superyachts looking for get into boatbuilding sector.if anyone interested i could forward my CV

    Cheers!!

    Nawa
     
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Hi Nawa

    This will probably get moved to the services and employment forum, but good to get your contact info.

    I am a bit confused though - "over 25 years of composite engineering experience of building yachts small crafts superyachts"

    and

    "looking for get into boatbuilding sector"

    it sounds like you already made it into this sector.
     
  3. nawaratne
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    nawaratne composite boatbuilder

    The reason I said that " looking for to get into Boat building sector coz presently I'am unemployed been redundant.There is no need any confusion .
     
  4. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    I will varify his exsperiance to anyone that is interested and looking for a highly exsperianced and very capable person !!
    We worked together for quite some time and he is a excellent person to have on any team . he has vast and varied knowledge and understanding of composites and is truely remarkable .
    Was the head QA on the 147 foot super yacht were we both worked and if i for saw a potentual problem we could always talk about it and find a solution . I would completely and whole heartedly recommend Francis for any composite possition any where !!.

    Being made redundant in New Zealand is just a way of life and how it is !!The boating industry in general suxs and every boat company i know has closed and gone , there is no incentive for anyone to build boats !!. For the past 5 years i have had to spend all my time outside and away from my home county because there just isnt any work there !!.
    Exsperiance counts for nothing and there a strong predudice against older workers as well . New Zealands potentual employers are of a younger age group and have a real thing about hiring anyone as old as there parents to work for them ! So as you get older its a sad future and having loads of know how and exsperiance accounts for nothing you have to be self employed or starve !! :(
     
  5. nawaratne
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    nawaratne composite boatbuilder

    Thank you Wayne, you could understand my experience really appreciate and we have been together done exceptionally well in Sensation when we work together and done real quality job .I think most most o the bosses have change their attitude and that why lots of boat builders leaving NZ.
     
  6. nawaratne
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    nawaratne composite boatbuilder

    I would like to see someone offer me a decent job so that I can prove my capabilities how I'am good with Composite s
     
  7. tonysuncat
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    tonysuncat Junior Member

    come to Magnetic Island and work for me cash in hand and lkive in the tropics.Beautiful weather great life style and i am surrounded by kiwis I have 3 months work so thet probably means 6 if past experience goes
     
  8. nawaratne
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    nawaratne composite boatbuilder

    Check your private messages.
     
  9. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    I been to magnet is island wayback in 1984 . used to have friends lived there . I took a trip from Brisabane to Townsville and went over on the ferry for the day . :D
     
  10. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Ok Francis !!:D
     
  11. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    It must be the island environment - New Zealand produces great boatbuilders. Its a shame that New Zealand hasnt been able to capitalise on its expertise as much as it deserves.

    I notice too that the Tassie boatbuilding firm Incat (another Island industry) is begging for work after they finish the big natural gas powered 130 metre Eco cat for South America.

    Where do most of your customers come from Tunnels - mostly from China, or all over ?
     
  12. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Where to start !!!

    Hi

    In years gone by all the big boats were mostly from european and american buyers with the exception of a couple of shroud local rich guys that had standing orders with nz companies and had new boats on order all the time, when one finished it went overseas and was sold and the next boat had already been started and the hull was well on its way . our local market is small , and hardly worth a mention . once imports started local companies tumbled one after the other in quick susession .You could import for way less than we could make ,One usa factory could make in a week our totall amount of small boats for a whole year . locals hung on but time has a habit of hurting to much ,in one year i went through 4 companies and each one folded and never reopened again to this very day . Seanymph and Bonito boats combined and that was a bad move, Bonito was tops in there range and Seanymph could never produce there quality ever so was ashame to see them fold , the seanymph boat moulds are here in china also the steadcraft will be here soon also

    The big boat thing is vertually non exsistant . Guys with get up and go in the industry have done just that ,got up and went and scattered all over the globe . nz best sailers are all overseas . people like Bruce Farr had to leave to further there careers long time ago has been away so long hes a naturalised person in another country , Usa i think .

    The new zealand goverment does absolutly nothing to promote the industry or to encourage and help in any way , nz is surrounded by water and some of the best sailing ground any where . Had a awasome reputation for producing the best sailers and the best and cleverest builders the weresortafter and pick up by shroud and money hungry people overseas .

    Some of friends that are seasoned boat builders and designers all have to search outside the country for work .

    I had been out of work for 4 months before i came here ! i have a friend who is a designer , boat builder and been doing what he loves all his life . Hes at home and been looking after grand kids the past week while his wife works full time at a high paid job . some of the other older guys have never worked for a long time . i spent time laying wood floors when one boat company i worked closed down , It was work and a new trade to learn and during bad boating times i went back floors and was all that kept me afloat and feed my family
    Its Interesting and i keep a eye on this always
    Bonito 16 foot and 18.6 built in the late 1980;s are still fetching top dollar to his very day !!interesting what people will pay for a quality very well made boat !! we had 2 years of standing orders for a 16 foot boat and 18 months for the 18.6 !!.
    I was the fibreglass workshop suerviser there for a while before going to Tahiti to work !:D
     

  13. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Boatbuilding sure is a global industry, as your brief history shows.

    Even in materials. As I understand it, the aluminium used by boatbuilders in Australia is mined in Northern Australia, melted into ingots by one of several smelters in Australia - sent to Europe to be turned into marine grade alloy, then shipped back to Australia.

    The two kayaks on being built on my bench now are made of plywood Plantation grown in north africa, cut and glued in France, and shipped to Tasmania.

    I wont bore you with the path for resins and glass - that really gets complicated.
     
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